Tien Yin WONG (Singapore)

Professor Tien Y Wong is currently Chairman, Department of Ophthalmology, National University of Singapore and National University Hospital, and Director of the Singapore Eye Research Institute. Prof Wong is retinal specialist, balancing clinical practice in macular and retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration and retinal vein occlusion with a broad-based research program focused on the epidemiology of Asian retinal diseases, and on the use of retinal imaging to predict cardiovascular risk.

He has published more than 500 peer-reviewed papers, including papers in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), and Nature. Prof Wong is the Executive Editor of the American Journal of Ophthalmology, and on Editorial Board of IOVS, Ophthalmic Epidemiology, Ophthalmologica and Diabetes Care.

Prof Wong has been recognized internationally and nationally with numerous awards, including the Sandra Doherty Award from the American Heart Association, the Alcon Research Institute Award, the Novartis Prize in Diabetes, Australian Society of Medical Research AMGEN Medical Research of the Year Award, the Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology De Ocampo Award, the Singapore Translational Researcher Award (STaR), the National Outstanding Clinician-Scientist Award and the President’s Science Award.